The helicopter HAL Lancer. Specifications. A photo.
The helicopter HAL Lancer. Specifications. A photo.

The helicopter HAL Lancer. Specifications. A photo.


HAL Lancer - Indian multi-purpose military helicopter designed by the company «Hindustan Aeronautics Limited» in 1997 year.


HAL Lancer photo


Work on designing a multipurpose military helicopter began to take place at the beginning of the Indian aviarazrabotchikami 90-ies of the last century. As a base used by light aircraft of the American and Canadian production, but, in fact, only the design features of these models have been used, and in essence, aircraft HAL Lancer and has its own design and its own unique design features and flight performance.

The aircraft model HAL Lancer has a multi-purpose, in particular, the helicopter can be used as reconnaissance, patrol, search and rescue and aircraft observation.

His first flight of a helicopter model HAL Lancer has made in the year 1997, in this case, all test trials of the aircraft were very successfully completed, in connection with what is already a year later, the project was put into production, which is mainly produced for the needs of the Armed Forces of India.


Photo HAL Lancer


The helicopter HAL Lancer has a light, but strong enough structure that ensures that the aircraft less resistance when the fly, and allows you to be agile enough to provide the basic requirements for the helicopter for military use.

On board the aircraft model HAL Lancer, also called in some cases HAL SA-315B Cheetah, can accommodate up to four people, providing the opportunity for aircraft transportation of small groups of soldiers, for example, when performing special missions. If necessary, two passenger seats can be removed, and the helicopter will be operated as a light transport aircraft, capable of carrying on board until 500 kilogram payload.

In some cases, the helicopter HAL Lancer can also be used as a light shock aircraft, capable to effectively combat the enemy's manpower and lightly armored vehicles, which, in service of this aircraft is a large-caliber machine gun and a set of rockets.


Helicopter HAL Lancer


The helicopter HAL Lancer is equipped with power plant consisting of a gas turbine aircraft engine brand Turbomeca Artouste IIIB, capable of lifting to develop traction in 550 hp, which in turn allows the helicopter to accelerate to a maximum speed of flight in 210 km \ h., At a maximum distance of repetition 420 kilometers.


Specifications HAL Lancer.


  • Crew: 1-2 person (depending on layout);
  • Capacity: 2-3 person (depending on layout);
  • helicopter length: 9,4 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,4 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 10,8 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 560 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1300 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 170 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 210 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 420 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5000 m .;
  • Powerplant: Turbomeca Artouste IIIB;
  • Power: 550 hp



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